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Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

Hi Hotslot3,

After reading what you wrote it really sounded like how I was feeling after seeing I won nothing from last nights draw. Like yourself, I'm very happy someone won and there life and the lives of their family members will forever be changed in a postive way because of their win. On big jackpot prizes I would love to see more than 1 person win since more people's lives could be changed. Like yourself, I too know it's a fantasy to actually win the lottery but I just can't seem to stop myself from playing. There is a sadness for myself today knowing that my dream of winning may never happen even if I play for years. My daughter was stopping me yesterday from buying a scratch ticket because she thinks my playing the lottery will never happen and that I need to accept that and stop playing the lottery for good (that's not going to happen but will continue to budget myself). You are right about the lottery offering false hope to millions of people like myself who will never be rich or even make much money from working. It's funny how the lottery will always show people who win the big bucks on a scratch ticket or draw ticket (on a lottery website) but never reveal the number of people who continue to lose daily by playing. The lottery want people to think they could be winners as well, when only a tiny percent of people ever will win.

Well to be fair, the odds are clearly posted for the lottery. And to be honest, if you are feeling sadness, your daughter is right in suggesting you do not play. Perhaps you need to seek hope elsewhere. God helps those who help themselves. I guess I am too practical, because when someone tells me they are unhappy about this or that, I ask what they have done to make a change. If you are unhappy with your job (or anything), how many hours have you spent trying to change things? I think we all have had jobs or situations we did not like, and when I did, I spent a year toughing it out and researching other opportunities and was able to make a big move. But I never expected the lottery or God to fix things. God gave me (and you) a mind and intelligence to figure things out and until you view yourself in a positive manner, nothing will likely change for you. I am not trying to be mean, but I think you place way too much hope in the lottery and I am concerned for you personally. I really hope you can talk to someone with expertise in these issues.

J'aime La France.

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    Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

    Those of you who spent hundreds of dollars for a drawing, I wonder how you feel if you find out that the winner only bought ONE ticket and only played occasionally?

    Doesn't bother me one bit


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      Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

      Hi Hotslot3,

      After reading what you wrote it really sounded like how I was feeling after seeing I won nothing from last nights draw. Like yourself, I'm very happy someone won and there life and the lives of their family members will forever be changed in a postive way because of their win. On big jackpot prizes I would love to see more than 1 person win since more people's lives could be changed. Like yourself, I too know it's a fantasy to actually win the lottery but I just can't seem to stop myself from playing. There is a sadness for myself today knowing that my dream of winning may never happen even if I play for years. My daughter was stopping me yesterday from buying a scratch ticket because she thinks my playing the lottery will never happen and that I need to accept that and stop playing the lottery for good (that's not going to happen but will continue to budget myself). You are right about the lottery offering false hope to millions of people like myself who will never be rich or even make much money from working. It's funny how the lottery will always show people who win the big bucks on a scratch ticket or draw ticket (on a lottery website) but never reveal the number of people who continue to lose daily by playing. The lottery want people to think they could be winners as well, when only a tiny percent of people ever will win.

      Hi Shyguitar,

      'tis true, tis very true. I offer some of my thoughts here now and then because I know there are others out there who read but don't normally post.  I offer nothing but the best of wishes to the winner and their family. I am not jealous, maybe a little envious of their new wealth...but who isn't. LOL

      It is a fanstasy to win the lottery and it's one fanstasy which I haven't been able to have happen and almost certainly never will.  Yes, I think that one of the better ways to describe the lottery is a false hope, whether this is good or bad I don't know. Yes, the lottery only wants to show the winners on those "lottery changed my life" tv shows and on their websites as examples of lucky winners.  If they showed the millions of lottery losers who continue to play and continue to lose, it wouldn't present such a good image of what the lottery is all about. Billions of dollars going down a rat hole, (oops sorry to "education") and broken dreams on the backs of mostly middle to lower class working folks who can least afford it.

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        Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

        I'm trying to smile but I can't. No Nod

        I wanted to feel good but I don't. Frown

        I still live in the same house:

        golfer's house

        Drive the same car:

        golfer's car

        I'll be ok, I guess....

        sad face

        Green laughoh man why do i feel the sudden need to send you some money

        Let it Snow Snowman

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          Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

          Green laughoh man why do i feel the sudden need to send you some money

          Please "helpmewin"!!!!!

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            Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

            Please "helpmewin"!!!!!

            I Agree!

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

              I hope it was "some scummy wallstreeter" who can manage it and NOT piss it away.

              I hope it was some poor soul who had their home destroyed by hurricane Sandy. There are many, many, people there who

              still have not gotten a dime from FEMA and the insurance companies.  Frown

              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                Please "helpmewin"!!!!!

                LOL Y'all crazyGreen laugh

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                  Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                  We will win, eventually and it will be BIGGG!!

                  YepThumbs Up

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                    Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                    Wrong, regardless of what lobbyist do, they cannot guarantee that that politician will be re-elected. Consumers and citizens still have far more power than you might believe. Recent examples are support for Chik-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. Another is for pressuring Congress to remove Feinstein's firearm ban proposal from the upcoming gun control bill. 

                    The truth is anyone has the ablility to move up the ladder in our great nation, but that depends soley on how hard you are willing to work for it. If your choice is to sit at home, abuse the system, cry about what others have, and protest against the self made millionaires (who create most of the jobs, btw),

                    ...you definitely won't get very far.

                    Kumo, I get the context of what you are trying to describe but I respectfully disagree.

                    The truth is... Not just "anyone" has the ability to move up the ladder of success. A lot depends on where you were born, to whom you were born and the resources provided to you. Success in life be it wealth, job, school, marriage depends A LOT on who you know (connections) being at the right place at the right time (Luck) and your intelligence, which is mostly genetic. If you think how hard you work is a main ingredient ask the local roofer or brick layer if he's a millionaire or if he's thinking of running for congress.

                    If may not be a Zig Ziglar or tony robbins infomercial to admit this, but it's a little closer to the actual truth.

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                      Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Those of you who spent hundreds of dollars for a drawing, I wonder how you feel if you find out that the winner only bought ONE ticket and only played occasionally?

                      Humbled. Big Grin Angel

                      The $42 ($38 yesterday and $4 from a multi-draw I bought a couple of weeks ago), was the most I've personally spent on a single drawing.

                      Now that I have splurged well beyond my usual ammount, I think I am just going to stick with my regular 2 self picks and the occasional QP for the time being.

                      Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

                      "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." ~Wolfgang von Goethe

                      "It's preferable to be harmlessly paranoid than fatally stupid."  ~Anonymous


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                        Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                        Those of you who spent hundreds of dollars for a drawing, I wonder how you feel if you find out that the winner only bought ONE ticket and only played occasionally?

                        Doesn't matter to me. I'm a winner no matter the JP outcome. I never "lose" when playing the lottery.

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                          Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Lottery officials said the 13 tickets worth $1 million apiece — matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball — were sold in Arizona, Florida (2), Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina and Virginia.

                           

                           

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                          Congratulations to ALL the winnersHurray!

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                            Kumo, I get the context of what you are trying to describe but I respectfully disagree.

                            The truth is... Not just "anyone" has the ability to move up the ladder of success. A lot depends on where you were born, to whom you were born and the resources provided to you. Success in life be it wealth, job, school, marriage depends A LOT on who you know (connections) being at the right place at the right time (Luck) and your intelligence, which is mostly genetic. If you think how hard you work is a main ingredient ask the local roofer or brick layer if he's a millionaire or if he's thinking of running for congress.

                            If may not be a Zig Ziglar or tony robbins infomercial to admit this, but it's a little closer to the actual truth.

                            Intelligence is genetic?


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                              Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                              Congratulations to ALL the winnersHurray!

                              I Agree! A million sounds good as a consolation prize.

                                 
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